International Crime Law and Legal Definition

International Crime is a crime against international law. A crime against international law is said to occur when three conditions are satisfied:

1. if there is a violation of a criminal norm derived out of an international treaty and other international customary law which is binding on individuals;

2. the crime shows the characteristic of a crime that is punishable under the International law; and

3. the treaty establishes a liability for the act done, and this must be binding on majority of countries.

There are wide varieties of instances that can be considered as an international crime:

1. crime against humanity;

2. crime against peace;

3. war crimes; and

4. crimes coming under the international criminal law. For example, Drug trafficking, arm trafficking, money laundering are some instances of crime coming under the international criminal law.